Oxonia International Conference:
Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3 - 5th August, 2015, Said Business School, Oxford, UK

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Two Special Prizes Announced! 5/6/15

The Oxonia University Network has just announced two exciting new £1,000 prizes for the International Conference at Said Business School from 3-5 August 2015.
Prizes will be for:
1. Oxonia Best Paper Submission Prize - 2015
2. Oxonia Young Innovator Prize – 2015

Fiona Smart, the Oxonia University Network Manager said 'We want to offer these prizes to world class innovators who deserve recognition for their contribution to research and ultimately for the betterment of society.'

Participants may apply for further details from the Oxonia Secretariat Manager by e-mailing Conference@oxonianetwork.org.uk

Trevor Baylis OBE, CBE, British Inventor Opens Conference 5/6/15

Oxonia University Network is very pleased to announce a special guest and British Inventor who will be joining us on the opening day of the Conference on 3rd August 2015 – Trevor Baylis OBE CBE.

Inspired by a television programme on AIDS in Africa he invented the Clockwork Radio, and in 1997 he was awarded an OBE for services to Africa. Always concerned about the neglect of inventors, inventions and intellectual property, he set up Trevor Baylis Brands plc (www.baylisbrands.com) to help inventors get their products to market. He inspires others to 'think outside the square.'

7th May 2015
Oxonia announces inaugural conference in August
Oxonia University Network Announces Research Conference in Oxford

The Oxonia University Network has just announced that it is holding its inaugural Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference from 3-5 August at Said Business School in Oxford, UK, attracting visitors from academic institutions around the globe.

Launched in December 2013, The Oxonia University Network was formed to promote international collaboration among universities globally. The conference presents an opportunity for members of the network and for others in the knowledge economy to meet, collaborate and exchange ideas in one of the leading academic Cities in the world.

Dr. Heirani Moghaddam, Chair of OAED said 'Exporting higher education expertise is a large part of what we do, contributing to the increasing income generating by the UK from this valuable resource. We are extending invitations to institutions internationally to send their researchers, students and faculty staff to the event. In addition we will also be attracting entrepreneurs, investors and organisations that support the commercialisation of research to meet with these delegates. We are excited at the prospects this networking venture could generate for these individuals and organisations through research connections, commercialisation and inward investment.'

Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria will be the major partner for the event and Vice Chancellor Professor Adamu Rasheed, also a member of the African Universities Association said 'As the current President of the Oxonia University Network I am proud that we are a partner for the conference. We are already reaping the benefits of sending our own university staff to the UK to compare best practice in higher education and research with our own system and this will further extend our expertise in these areas.'

A website has been launched in support of the event with details on how to register and to submit abstract papers are detailed there: http://conference.oxonianetwork.org.uk

Oxford Academy for Education and Development (OAED)

OAED is dedicated to serving the international Higher Education sector by supplying support, services and expertise which capitalise on the strength and experience of the growing HE market within the UK, now a billion pound export.

HM Government July 2013 – International Growth and Prosperity
Excerpt from Foreword by David Willetts, MP for Universities and Science


'There are few sectors of the UK economy with the capacity to grow and generate export earnings as impressive as education. As Minister for Universities and Science I have been fortunate enough to visit many different countries. Yet wherever I am in the world the message about UK education seems to be the same. Our universities, colleges, awarding organisations and schools are recognised globally for their excellence. However, there is more that we can do to take advantage of this powerful reputation, and to seize the opportunities that stem from it.'